The Nigeria Basketball Federation is planning big for the 2023 edition of the National Women’s Basketball League sponsored by Zenith Bank, NBBF president Musa Ahmadu-Kida has stated.
Already, the federation has concluded plans to expand the women’s league with a view to improving the quality of the teams that would compete in the elite women’s league.
In the new arrangement, a total of 34 teams will compete in two conferences billed for Benin City and Zaria respectively.
The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City is the venue of the Atlantic Conference billed to start June 1, while the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria will host the Savannah Conference later in the month.
Eight teams are expected to qualify for the Savannah and Atlantic conferences.
Speaking on the development, Ahmadu-Kida, said it was aimed at strengthening the entire women’s leagues and the Zenith Women’s League in particular.
The sponsors, Zenith Bank, expressed confidence in the new arrangement for the 2023 edition.
Group Managing Director of the bank, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said, “The target has always been to make the competition better with every edition and so we are happy that the NBBF is working on making the women’s league stronger.”